Despite starting off incredibly well, the BBC are now facing a huge battle to keep viewers interested in the Voice.
Originally, The Voice was winning the ratings war with ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent but all that changed once the live shows started just 3 weeks ago.
Viewers have since turned off in drones with last Sunday’s results show peaking at just 6.4 million viewers; a huge drop from the 10.8 million reached last month.
Have you switched off from The Voice?
I’ll admit I still watched the show on both days but I wasn’t giving it my whole attention and I did record the shows on sky + meaning that I watched the whole live show on Saturday in about half an hour. Why? Because it was oh so boring.
Too much niceness, no more chair turning (wasn’t that bit fun?), no atmosphere, no banter and what exactly is the point of Reggie Yates and the V room?
As soon as the chairs stopped turning, The Voice got boring for me. The judges lost their banter, the whole thing became a farce with the pre-recorded results show and then everyone on the show pretends its live like we don’t know?
Although The X Factor may have lost a bit of their touch lately (for me anyway, the last series was lacking dare we say, the ‘x’ factor), there’s no doubt that ultimately its a much better show. The judges maintain the rivalry throughout the live shows and keep the show interesting, the designated song weeks also add for better viewing and what’s more, the results are live. As well as that, the whole process lends itself to the audience feeling a certain way about contestants. You grow to love certain ones and can’t stand others. It’s a huge part of what’s missing in The Voice. I don’t know everyone’s names and I don’t have any desire for any particular one to win. On The X Factor, that all important journey of the contestants is what makes the audience warm to them, with The Voice, it’s all over a bit quickly now that the auditions are over.
The audition stage – great. I love that there were no silly acts or people who thought they could sing but couldn’t. Watching the judges listen to the voice and their egging each other on as well as their competitiveness added to the novel show and it drew people in. What they need to do now is rectify the damage that they’ve done. We suggest:
1. Having a live results show
2. Getting rid of the silly V room chit chat, it’s boring
3. Stop being so nice and take a leaf out of Simon Cowell’s book
4. If they don’t need spinning chairs anymore, why are the still there? The panel on The X Factor and on Britain’s Got Talent sit close together for a reason, they can converse in banter much easier and therefore make for better viewing.
Anything else to add to the list? Let us know what you think?